The Red Nose: 3-day Theatre Clown and Physical Comedy Intensive @Bristol

Sat May 04 2024 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Tit4Tat, Cato St, Easton, BS5 6JL | Bristol

Bristol Physical Theatre Project
Publisher/HostBristol Physical Theatre Project
The Red Nose: 3-day Theatre Clown and Physical Comedy Intensive @Bristol
“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities” Shunryu Suzuki
This workshop is inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and is for actors, theatre-makers, musicians, dancers, circus performers and the curious who would like to explore the realm of the theatre clown.
The clown mask is a rich tool for creators of various disciplines: it deepens our imagination and allows us to find pleasure, spontaneity and playfulness in performing. Exploring this style of performance helps us to overcome a range of inner blocks, for example, stage fright, stay grounded and more confidently share our humanity and vulnerability with an audience on stage.
The workshop is open to everyone with or without clowning experience. No specific knowledge or background is needed, more important is the passion, empathy, curiosity and desire to explore. The work is ensemble-oriented, with a strong emphasis on movement and physicality. There's time for observation, participation, feedback and reflection.
This workshop will help you:
- develop your clown
- play in solo and ensemble improvisations
- understand your clown’s relationship with an audience
- capture your clown’s physical impulses
- work physically and use your body as an instrument for creation
- explore a range of ideas that can be developed into a clown performance
DATES/TIMES: 4-6 May, 2024. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10.00-17.00 (1h lunch break).
VENUE: Tit4Tat, Cato St, Easton, BS5 6JL
PRICES: £225 (full) £195 (students, NHS, everyone under 30) £175 (low-income, regular returners)
£160 EARLY BIRD until 8 April 2024.
Paying in 3 instalments is available.
If you'd like to attend please email a few sentences about yourself and why you'd like to do this workshop to [email protected]
Igne Barkauskaite is a Lithuanian-born theatre-maker, performer, and musician, based in Bristol since 2008. Her practice explores lived migration, mental health, the natural world and a relationship between personal and collective memory through mixed mediums - movement, poetry and sound, often in co-creation with others. Her role in collaborative work ranges from being a deviser, dramaturg and movement director, or a combination of these. In 2017 she founded Bristol Physical Theatre Project which facilitates theatre-making and ensemble-based training for professional performers and the wider community. She has also worked as a visiting tutor/workshop facilitator at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol School of Acting and the University of the Arts London.
In 2011-13 Igne trained at Jacques Lecoq Theatre School. She has since devised work with Complicité (Drive Your Plow Over The Bones of the Dead) Mechanimal (UND; Megalith; Still Life ), Wassail Theatre (Lorna Doone), 2019 Sarah Corbett (The Swimmer; Very Modern) and others.
In 2023, collaborating with producer-composer Jake Bright Igne released her debut album ‘Listen, I Have Something To Tell You’. Blending Lithuanian folk tradition, spoken personal diary entries, cinematic imagery and the influences of Bristol's electronic music scene the album explores the themes of memory, intimacy and searching for meaning in a time of disquiet. She is currently working on two new theatre productions: Still Life (international co-production by Mechanimal (Bristol) and Menu Spaustuve (Vilnius, Lithuania)) and Punch (co-production of Bristol Old Vic and Projekt Europa, in collaboration Empire Fighting Chance).

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Tit4Tat, Cato St, Easton, BS5 6JL, Bristol, United Kingdom

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